If you’re visiting the Gold Coast and want to take in the hottest tourist attractions, theme parks and beaches – you’ll want to stay on the Broadwater. You still get the relaxing holiday vibe, but you’re still minutes to almost everything, plus public transport is a breeze. With Christmas coming there are a lot of festive activities to take part in such as carols and movies in the park, broadwaterbut you can also challenge yourselves in an escape room or live the ultimate coast life with a boat tour – the options for your next holiday are endless.

Christmas is fast approaching, and nothing signifies the start of this magical season better than Christmas Carols. So, why not head to the Mayor’s Christmas Carols on the 2nd of December at the Broadwater Parklands. It’s classed as the premier event on the coast, so it’s not to be missed.mayors christmas carols

It’s a family friendly event with a Smurfs Christmas show, food vendors, and of course Santa Clause will be making an appearance. The event starts at 2pm and will end with a brilliant fireworks display. Visit: http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/mayors-christmas-carols-19819.html for more information.

To add to the Christmas festivities, enjoy an evening in the outdoors watching a movie under the star lit sky. The Polar Express will be showing at 7pm on the 16th of December in Southport. The best part, it’s free!movies in the park

If you’re visiting the coast with a group of friends, or have older kids – why not challenge yourselves with an Escape Hunt Experience. You’ll enter a room full of puzzles, and mystery – your sole purpose is to unlock the secrets and solve your way out. It’s a fun way to spend a few hours, doing something different, challenging yourselves and battling it out for who can finish a room faster. Bookings are essential so head to: http://goldcoast.escapehunt.com/ to book your time and find out more.boat harbour

The Gold Coast is a city of water ways, and the best way to see it is by boat. With Marina Mirage just minutes away there is an option for every style and budget. Whether you want to hire a little boat and cruise some of the canals, hire a gondola for a romantic evening cruise, hire a luxury yacht to show you around, or do a sunset cruise with the Tall Ship company – there is an option for everyone.

It can take a little digging to find the right options, so if you’re here for a few days, why not head over to Marina Mirage, grab a coffee or a light lunch and have a walk around. You’ll meet some of the boat owners themselves, and see what options you might like.

For more information on short stays or accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip at Sandcastles on the Broadwater, check out our website, or call (07) 5537 0000 for bookings.